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thorough look yet at the >>> hello, thanks for joining us. today, people in san bruno are getting their most thorough look yet at the neighborhood where a pipeline explosion leveled dozens of homes. and anne makovec is in san bruno this noon to show us the devastation up close now. ann? >> reporter: i'm here live on claremont and you can see behind me the devastation. police just opened up several more blocks surrounding the blast zone at around 10:00 this morning. this is the closest the public has been able to get to ground zero of the thursday explosion, a haunting scene for those who live in the neighborhood trying to get back to normal as the investigation into what happened here continues. >> it just looks like a war zone. >> walter returned to his house yesterday. just yards from the strip of homes now reduced to a strip of chimneys surrounded by rubble. >> it just looks like -- smells like rotten eggs and dead rats. we still have the same memory from thursday. >> reporter: the memory of running for his life. the investigation into what happened to cause the gas line to rup
. >> to be portrayed nationally and internationally as some sort of hateful place was really hard for us all to take. >> joe revels owns a t-shirt printing company. she made church for jones months ago with dove world outreach center on the front. but this week she's printing this, "love, not dove," and she's giving them away, 1,500 so far. >> we can't let him define us any more than we can let the individuals who perpetrated the evil acts on 9/11 define the muslim people. >> reporter: churches and community groups have worked hard to counter jones' message with events like this interfaith service at a church with 4,000 followers as opposed to jones' 50. >> it's important that the country and the world know the true character of gainesville. >> some already see a silver lining. >> i think it's also exposed a really good side of gainesville that our people by in large here are very tolerant. we even tolerate this guy. >> reporter: kelly cobiella, cbs news, gainesville, florida. >> mitchell: a report out this week details the extent of poverty in america. the poverty rate of the working poor is expect
. right now the storm 940 miles east of the leeward islands, british virgin islands, u.s. vrnlgen islands. wind speeds 150 miles per hour. it's going to get up to 155, that's category five. still west at 13, still plenty of warm water and not a lot of wind sheer. then let's watch it progress. it will run into shear, some cooler water. bermuda is a question as we head into the weekend. what could it do and when will it make the turn to the north and to the east? that's what we wait for. wonder and watch. we'll have more in a little while. but a big storm brewing in the atlantic. folks, back to you. >> thanks very much, dave. to the latest on the battle over the bush era tax cuts. should they be extended and who should get them? a top republican in congress seems to be willing to make a deal with president obama who wants to limit the tax breaks, but is the gop really ready to make such a deal? and if so, what will it mean for your wallet? cbs news chief white house correspondent chip reid has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. congress is back from recess at long last. and they are exp
's actually confirmed. but they say that they will let us know as soon as new information comes in on exactly what caused this pipeline explosion. here in san bruno, the investigation continues this morning. the ntsb has been collecting evidence from around the blast site, pieces of the pipeline exploded on thursday leaving this crater in the ground in the middle of a neighborhood. the ruptured line was in a high concentration area so it should have more inspections. pg&e says the line was slated to be replaced according to documents. now piece of it have become evidence instead of being simply retired, including a 28- foot section ripped out of the ground and tossed 100 feet into the air by the blast. it's being shipped to washington, d.c. as part of the investigation. did anybody smell gas before the blast? we have gotten several reports that people did smell gas and reported it to pg&e. but pg&e denies it. >> we are not able to find instances of people who reported an odor and we would ask anybody who says that they reported smelling gas to contact us through whatever means. >> reporter: w
would ask anybody who says that they reported smelling gas to contact us through whatever means. >> reporter: today the california public utilities commission ordered pg&e to inspect its natural gas system with a priority on high pressure transmission lines in densely pop lateed areas like the one that exploded in san bruno. additionally the cpuc ordered the utility to preserve all records of work done by pg&e and its contractors whether money authorized for pipeline safety was spent on pipeline safety. we're learning more about the gasoline itself. the ruptured segment was considered to be in a high consequence area, meaning it should get more stringent inspections. this according to cpuc documents reported by the associated press. pg&e says the line was slated to be replaced. the company spokesman said the company is proactive and makes repairs as needsed. whether the cause of the blast was a people failure impact from construction or let's pal fatigue ntsb will have to dig to find out. >> there's lots of reasons why this pipe could have failed and getting into the crater wi
ladies. i used to walk my dog down there, past her house all the time. the lady on the right, she had a wonderful garden, she took a lot of pride in her yard. >> reporter: that yard is now gone along with 26 others. the owners of these homes will find out tomorrow when they get to return to see the destruction first hand. in the meantime, pg&e trucks line the streets of this san bruno neighbourhood, the company is providing dumpsters and promises to have utilities returned tonight and stationed on every corner to answer questions but there is one question they can't yet answer. how could this have happened. >> keep going. >> reporter: pg&e said today contrary to what neighbors told us they have no records indicating anyone ever called in to report the smell of gas in the days leading up to the explosion that angered residents we talked to today who said not only did they call in they saw pg&e crews testing for gas early last week. they are asking anyone with specific information about those phone calls to contact them as soon as possible. >>> julie, the man you talked with seems so re
to be trying to find the cause for months before it's actually confirmed. but they say that they will let us know as soon as new information comes in on exactly what caused this pipeline explosion. here in san bruno, the investigation continues this morning. thousands of miles of pipeline will have to be inspected by pg&e as this investigation, of course, continues. the ntsb has been collecting evidence from around the blast site, pieces of the pipeline exploded on thursday leaving this crater in the ground in the middle of a neighborhood. the ruptured line was in a high concentration area so it should -- high consequence area, so it should get more stringent inspections. pg&e says the line was slated to be replaced according to documents. now, pieces of it have become evidence instead, including a 28-foot section ripped out of the ground and tossed 100 feet into the air by the blast. it's being shipped to washington, d.c. as part of the investigation. another big part of the investigation, whether or not there was a gas smell reported to pg&e in the days before the explosion. >> we are not
says they reported smelling gas, to contact us. >>> we are learning more about the gas line the ruptured segment was in a high consequence area. this according to puc documents according to the associated press. pg&e said the line was slated to be replaced. they said the company is proactive to repairing equipment when needed. a few miles away, a section was among the top 100 line risk sections in pg&es territory puc documents show. today they ordered pg&e to inspect its natural gas system including its assessment of a natural gas pipeline and areas of highest density. the order was prompted by the lieutenant governor's request for investigations. >> anyone with information who wants to e-mail the ntsb is asked to use this e-mail address. sanbruno@ntsb.gov. >>> this day was an important day because for a lot of folks since the blast they have been locked out of the area. this was a chance to get back in our cbs 5 julie watts went in with them. >> i have to go up to claire mount. >> just drive slow. >> thank you. >> reporter: unlike the dozens of others returning to their hom
us into this mess. recent polls show the majority of americans support letting tax cuts for the wealthy expire. the issue tops the list of concerns for one group that could play a major role in november's midterm elections. tens of thousands of tea party activists hit the streets across the country sunday. the group is counting on its members to turn out in large numbers come november. >> this is a rebellion like i've never seen. i've never seen the american people more engaged in their government. >> reporter: republicans argue raising taxes on the rich would only hurt the economy. but, the obama administration insists it has no choice. >> what we cannot afford to do is pass $700 billion additional in tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires. >> reporter: the debate could hit the house floor later this month. democrats have a full plate of bills they'd like to consider related to the economy but are not expected to score any big wins before hitting the campaign trail next month. back to you. thank you. >>> the imam leading the effort to build a center near ground zero
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